Masculine Monday

I have really struggled over the last ten years to create masculine cards. Therefore, when I saw that today's Design Team challenge at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration was just that, I jumped in with both feet!

I'm not sure if I've just evolved creatively, or if Stampin' Up! just has some really cool products that make it super easy, or maybe both. Regardless, I was pretty happy with how my card turned out, and it took me less than 10 minutes to design and make it!

My apologies for the giant picture, but I wanted you to be able to see the detail of the frame I made using the Hardwood background stamp. After I stamped it on the Early Espresso, I cut each section into strips and layered them over the Soho Subway DSP. Don't you just love those Essential Wooden Elements? They come cut into several different shapes, so all I had to do was stamp on them and glue them on the card!

I hope that I INKspired you to get outside your creative comfort zone today. I also hope that I remember where this card is come Father's Day. Oh wait, his birthday is in a couple weeks! Perfect!


  1. Very fun card. I like how you made it look like a wooden photo frame! Great masculine card. A quick card to create that doesn't take all day, but has lots of details!

  2. Making a frame with Hardwood is ingenious! Love it!

  3. Great card! I love the frame and the wooden elements...perfect for a masculine card!

  4. I love how you used the Hardwood stamp for the frame. Great job!